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Mission Ocean and Waters service portal

About the portal

Join the Mission

We provide different opportunities for actors and citizens to support and implement ideas related to ocean and water ecosystem restoration, the prevention and elimination of pollution, and making the sustainable blue economy circular and carbon-neutral.


Endorse the Mission Charter

Endorse the Mission Charter

We are calling on Member States, regions and a wide range of stakeholders to endorse the Mission Charter and pledge actions that will contribute to the successful implementation of Mission Ocean and Waters and its Lighthouses.

Join our Forum

Join our Forum

Mission Ocean and Waters will present its progress at a Forum hosted annually in Brussels, allowing online exchanges and networking among the Mission Forum community. Find out more about the event here.

Join the EU Blue Parks Community

Join the EU Blue Parks Community

Join the EU Blue Parks Community, a collaborative platform for policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders to work together on marine conservation and achieve the goals of the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy.

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Browse the Mission library for inspiration

Discover shared knowledge and solutions, or get assistance in your research for a partner of funding opportunity.


Find financing

Find a variety of financial programmes and instruments to finance projects and actions related to ocean conservation and blue economy.


Explore funding programmes and initiatives

Many EU, international and national government programmes and private foundations provide funding that can support Mission Ocean and Waters projects. Use these pages to search for funding programmes relevant for your needs.

Explore open calls

Check here for information on open calls for proposals from funding programmes and initiatives.

Explore financial instruments

Explore a variety of financial instruments that can be used to finance projects and actions for the blue economy and for ocean and freshwater protection. 

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Mission Ocean and Waters News

Keep up to date with the latest news related to Mission Oceans and Waters.

European Natura 2000 Nominee: The BlueLab Initiative
  • News
  • 09 April 2024

European Natura 2000 Nominee: The BlueLab Initiative

In the picturesque coastal town of Llançà, Catalonia, lies a marine area of profound ecological significance; The l’Albera Natura 2000 marine site. Here lies a treasure trove of marine biodiversity...

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Mission Ocean and Waters Events

Find events and matchmaking opportunities related to Mission Oceans and Waters.

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Mission Ocean projects

These Horizon Europe Mission Ocean-funded projects are part of the drivers to fulfil the Mission goals across all Lighthouses. Discover who they are and the work they do.

EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters

Discover what this Mission is, how it works, how it was chosen, and more.

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